Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
This looks very kid friendly, from August BHG 2007.
- 8 ounces medium pasta shells, uncooked
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 (16 ounce) package hot dogs (halved lengthwise and sliced)
- 1 1⁄2 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
- 2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
- 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (1/2 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot butter over medium heat until nearly tender.
- Stir in hotdogs and cook until lightly browned.
- Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato.
- Bring to boiling. Remove from heat.
- Stir in sour cream and half of the cheeses.
- Stir mixture into drained pasta.
- Spoon into 2-quart casserole.
- Cover and bake about 30 minutes or until hot.
- Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
I loved the sauce, but next time I think I would add kielbasa or some other type of sausage instead of the hotdogs. I made it for my 11 year old son and 2 of his friends when they were over for a sleepover. I got very mixed reviews. One seemed to really like it and cleaned off his plate, another just picked at it, and my son really enjoyed the pasta and sauce, but not the hot dogs so much. Again, I think it would be a favorite if I substituted a different type of meat, and I will try that. :-)
Very kid-friendly! My kids came in from outside and said "I smell pizza!" It really did smell like pizza. I made this as directed, but used tomato sauce instead of spaghetti sauce; I just added oregano, basil and sugar. I'll be making this one again. Thanx for a great kiddo recipe!
I found this recipe in my new Better Homes and Gardens (BHG)
"potluck-132 favorite dishes you'll love to share" cookbook magazine but it is listed as 'Hot Dog and Pasta Bake.' I was checking to see if it was here on Food and it was EXACTLY but under this name. The same recipe but has one extra thing: 4oz can sliced mushrooms drained. I made Seashell Pasta Bake as written with the mushrooms added for flavor. The whole family enjoyed it. It tasted like baked ziti to me. I am not a hotdog person but it was a nice, easy, filling meal that made my husband and kids finish every morsel. That is what will make me come back to meals again and again. Paired with salad and bread made weeknight dinner a snap. Thanks for posting MA HIKER you saved me time! Enjoy! ChefDLH